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July 31, 2019
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Fire Prevention and Preparedness News & Events

First Monthly LRAD Public Safety Siren Test
Saturday, August 3 - Noon
Various locations around Mill Valley

You may hear a new sound this Saturday at noon in Mill Valley - the new and more powerful emergency sirens, known as "LRADs" - Long Range Acoustic Devices. They project both siren and voice recordings to alert and inform you during a large-scale disaster. These new sirens are the first land-based LRAD system in Marin County. Learn more.
City Council to Consider Vegetation Management Ordinance 
Monday, August 5 - 6:30 pm
Mill Valley City Hall

After almost a full year of community engagement, education and discussion on the issue of fire prevention and preparedness, the proposed ordinance to require structures in the  Wildland Urban Interface  (WUI) to remove certain fire-prone vegetation will come back to the Mill Valley City Council for their consideration on August 5, 2019. Learn more.
National Night Out

Tuesday, August 6th is National Night Out! This year, Mill Valley PD will be hosting a NNO event in the Depot Plaza from 5pm to 8pm. We would like to extend an invite to everyone in our community and look forward to meeting all of you. Our Officers will be barbequing hot dogs, there will be games set up, a bicycle rodeo and meet and greets with members of our Police and Fire Departments. We will also have a bicycle registration booth setup, and welcome any questions you may have related to public safety. We hope to see you there!
GardenSmart: Fire-Resistant Landscaping
Saturday, August 17 - 11:00 am
Mill Valley Public Library

Most areas in Marin County are at High to Very High risk of wildfires. Fire agencies throughout the county are stepping up requirements for reducing flammable vegetation around our homes. In this class, Marin Master Gardeners Bob Mauceli and Jim Kasper will teach you why and how our vegetation makes us vulnerable, what makes some plants more flammable than others and how to reduce risk while also creating an attractive fire-resistant landscape. Learn more and register.

Fire Prevention and Preparedness Activities Update
Fire prevention and preparedness is top of mind for all of us, and we have been busy.  Read on to find out what we have been up to, and how you can learn more and get involved. Learn more.
Fire Season is Here - Are You Ready?
Here are four things you can do today to help protect your family and home:
  1. Clean you gutters and roof - Not just a winter chore, this simple step removes a fuel bed from spreading fires.
  2. Make sure you have visible address numbers - This can keep you and your family safer by ensuring your home can be found in an emergency. Do your markers pass the test? Click here to take a quick quiz!
  3. Clear brush around driveway and home - Allow first responders to better protect your home by making sure we can get our equipment in. Need help? Request a visit from our Chipper Program.
  4. Sign up for emergency alerts through AlertMarin and Nixle. Already signed up? Sign up your family, friends and neighbors.
Learn more.
PG&E Power Shutoff
If extreme fire danger conditions threaten a portion of the electric system serving the Mill Valley community, it may be necessary for PG&E to turn off electricity in the interest of public safety. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff or PSPS. 

If we have an extended power outage, community members should expect:
  • Disruptions to communications, school schedules, traffic, and public services.
  • The closure of retail businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, ATMs, banks, and other services.
  • Food spoilage and water limitations.
  • Non-operation of medical devices.
We welcome comments & suggestions:
Mill Valley City Hall: 26 Corte Madera Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
City Hall Phone: (415)388-4033
City Hall Fax: (415)381-1736

City Hall Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon; 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Closed Alternate Fridays